Black Stars of Ghana coach Avram Grant has said that he had to cut his nose to spite his face in trimming his initial provisional 31-man squad to 26 for the pre-African Cup of Nations, AFCON camping. The Israeli officially supervised two sessions in Accra and decided goalkeeper Stephen Adams, Enoch Adu Kofi, who were able, did not fit the bill. Grant also omitted Middlesbrough’s Albert Adomah and on-loan Sampdoria youngster Alfred Duncan, who were not around to make the trip. The 59-year-old also excluded striker Majeed Waris, who has picked up an injury and would need ten days to recover, but says the Trabzonspor player is under observation. Grant will have to name his 23-man squad by Wednesday being the Confederation of African Football, CAF’s deadline for the submission of finals squad for the tournament.